Android 5.0 Features

Android 5.0 will bring one of the new Moto X’s coolest features to all Android phones

By on October 21, 2014 at 9:35 AM.

Android 5.0 will bring one of the new Moto X’s coolest features to all Android phones

When we reviewed Motorola’s new Moto X last month, we didn’t mince words. All things considered, the second-generation Moto X was and still is the best Android phone on the planet. The customization options are unparalleled, the hardware and build quality are top notch, the display is beautiful and the performance is impressive. It really is the total package. The best things about the Moto X may be the great voice controls and other convenience enhancements Motorola added to Android on the Moto X, and now one of the coolest features from the Moto X is apparently coming to all top Android phones in Google’s new Android 5.0 Lollipop update. More →

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iPhone 6 Plus Sold Out

This is one ‘problem’ Apple is happy to have

By on October 21, 2014 at 9:10 AM.

This is one ‘problem’ Apple is happy to have

Apple on Monday announced record results for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014, with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus having played a crucial role despite being available in stores for only 10 days during the period. The company sold more than 10 million units during launch weekend, and that doesn’t even include China. The phones were released in the largest market in the world about a month later, where they were met with huge demand, with many buyers purchasing the phablet version, according to unofficial estimates.

Following its previous reports that largely said the same thing, Digitimes is again saying that Apple is going to increase iPhone 6 Plus manufacturing volumes in order to “satisfy strong demand from China.” More →

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iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Christmas Sales

You might not be able to find an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus in stores this Christmas

By on October 21, 2014 at 8:45 AM.

You might not be able to find an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus in stores this Christmas

In case you’re planning to buy an iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus for yourself or a special someone this Christmas, you should consider placing an order as fast as possible, to actually be able to have it shipped, wrapped, and neatly hidden underneath a Christmas tree. Otherwise, finding an iPhone 6, and especially iPhone 6 Plus, in stores right before Christmas is something less likely to happen, as Apple is selling everything it can manufacture. Tim Cook said during Apple’s Q4 conference call that the company can’t determine yet whether supply will meet demand this quarter. More →

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Google Nexus 6 Preorder

This is when you’ll finally be able to preorder Google’s amazing new Nexus 6

By on October 21, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

This is when you’ll finally be able to preorder Google’s amazing new Nexus 6

The Nexus 6 is bigger and more expensive than any previous Nexus-branded smartphone, but that doesn’t mean certain Android fans aren’t eager to buy the Motorola-made handset. The device has already been listed on Google’s Play Store pages well ahead of its actual launch, with the company reminding potential customers they’ll soon be able to purchase it online. More →

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OnePlus One Preorder Date

You can finally preorder the OnePlus One on October 27th

By on October 20, 2014 at 5:47 PM.

You can finally preorder the OnePlus One on October 27th

It’s been a long, winding road to reach this point, but the OnePlus One is finally going to be available to the public next Monday. OnePlus has kept its promise to offer preorders in late October, specifically October 27th at 11 a.m. ET, which is when anyone will be able to place an order for a OnePlus One. Here’s the catch: the preorders will only be available for one hour. More →

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Apple Vs. Samsung Jony Ive

Video: Jony Ive rips into rivals’ ‘big and clunky’ smartphones

By on October 20, 2014 at 5:23 PM.

Video: Jony Ive rips into rivals’ ‘big and clunky’ smartphones

Apple design boss Jony Ive isn’t shy about ripping into competitors’ design choices and Business Insider brings us word that he was at it again recently during the Vanity Fair Summit, where he bashed rival phones for being too bulky and unwieldy compared with Apple’s newest iPhones. More →

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iPhone 6 Bend Fire

iPhone 6 owner wishes being bent was the only thing wrong with his device

By on October 20, 2014 at 4:56 PM.

iPhone 6 owner wishes being bent was the only thing wrong with his device

We’ve been through the entire Bendgate fiasco and figured out that if you intentionally bend a thin phone you paid a lot of money for it will probably bend. But one iPhone 6 owner is claiming that his new phone didn’t just bend — it also caught fire.

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Nexus 6 Vs. Galaxy Note 4 Video

Video shows how gigantic the Nexus 6 is, even compared with the massive Galaxy Note 4

By on October 20, 2014 at 2:41 PM.

Video shows how gigantic the Nexus 6 is, even compared with the massive Galaxy Note 4

The Nexus 6 is a really, really big device. And now Droid Life points us to a new video from Carphone Warehouse that gives us a close side-by-side comparison between the Nexus 6 and the Galaxy Note 4 and as you can see in the picture above, the Nexus 6 is huge even when pitted against Samsung’s famously big flagship phablet. More →

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iPhone 6 Plus vs Galaxy Note 4 Video

iPhone 6 Plus vs. Galaxy Note 4: The ultimate comparison video

By on October 20, 2014 at 2:13 PM.

iPhone 6 Plus vs. Galaxy Note 4: The ultimate comparison video

This year, Apple and Samsung will compete for the first time ever for phablet buyers’ attention. Apple launched its first 5.5-inch phablet on September 19th, while Samsung followed almost a month later with its fourth-generation big-screen Galaxy Note model. 9to5Mac took a closer look at both the iPhone 6 Plus and the Galaxy Note 4 by highlighting their main features in an extended video. More →

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iOS 8 Bug Fixes iPhone 6 Plus

Video: Let’s hope iOS 8.1 fixes this incredibly annoying iPhone 6 Plus bug

By on October 20, 2014 at 11:55 AM.

Video: Let’s hope iOS 8.1 fixes this incredibly annoying iPhone 6 Plus bug

iOS 8.1 is coming out later on Monday and for some iPhone 6 Plus owners’ sake, we hope it will fix one very annoying bug in particular. As you can see in the YouTube video posted below, some iPhone 6 Plus models are very slow to react when turned upside down at times and will often leave their home screen icons upside down even when you turn the phone right side up. More →

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Droid Turbo Release Date

This is the new Droid Turbo, and it looks amazing

By on October 20, 2014 at 9:05 AM.

This is the new Droid Turbo, and it looks amazing

Motorola has been through a lot over the past few years as it struggled to find its place in a world after flip phones. The company’s future looked promising as it helped put Android on the map with Verizon’s original Droid, but then Samsung began throwing billions of dollars into marketing its own Android phones and Motorola was basically buried in the process. Following a sale to Google… and then another sale to Lenovo, Motorola appears to have finally hit its stride with impressive entry-level phones like the new Moto G and incredible flagship devices like the brand new Moto X.

But Motorola isn’t done just yet. More →

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Google Nexus vs Android Silver

Android vendors reportedly shot down Google’s bold anti-fragmentation plan

By on October 19, 2014 at 9:30 AM.

Android vendors reportedly shot down Google’s bold anti-fragmentation plan

Android Silver was supposed to be Google’s next-gen line of high-end devices that would offer users access to top hardware and a stock Android experience. While the Search giant never confirmed these plans, reports said that Google wanted to replace Nexus and Google Play Edition smartphones and tablets with Android Silver, with some people even claiming the Nexus 6 might have been sacrificed in the process.

However, it turned out that Google had to postpone its Android Silver plans, and the company confirmed soon after I/O 2014 that it isn’t interested in dumping the Nexus device line. More →

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